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No Quick Decision In Campaign Cash Case

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A judge is in no hurry to make a decision in a case that challenges some of Michigan’s limits on campaign donations.

Federal Judge Janet Neff in Grand Rapids says she’ll hear arguments about a preliminary injunction on Aug. 30. Republican strategist Greg McNeilly had hoped for something before the Aug. 3 primary election.

McNeilly claims his First Amendment rights are violated by the $500 limit on contributions to Michigan House candidates and $1,000 cap for Senate candidates.

The law has been on the books for more than 30 years. In a brief order, Neff said there’s no need to expedite hearings on a lawsuit that was filed June 28, five weeks before the primary.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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